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Lemon roasted cauliflower recipe - Dr. Axe

Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


With just garlic, lemon juice and coconut oil, there are no overpowering flavors or obscure ingredients. Instead, you get an easy-to-prepare side dish that’s elegant, tasty and good for you.


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • parsley as garnish (optional)


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat, and then grease baking sheet with half of the oil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine rest of oil with cauliflower, garlic and sea salt.
  3. Spread on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes at 425 F.
  5. Sprinkle lemon juice over top and garnish.


This recipe is fantastic as a side to a heavier main protein or even just to nibble on solo.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cauliflower head
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Sodium: 354mg
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.9g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg